This project is concerned with the acceptance of acquired physical disability and social attitudes towards personal appearance. The process of psychosocial adjustment following an acquired disability has been viewed as a sequence of stages (Fortier & Wanlass, 1984), similar to those experienced during the grief associated with one's imminent death or the loss of a loved one (Kubler- Ross, 1969). Coincidentally, No matter what people with or without disability maybe face these six stages such as denial, anger, bargain, depression, shame and acceptance, when people experience a different life-changing event. For my final major project, I want to explore psychosocial adjustment problems among people with acquired disabilities, and translate their feeling from the beginning until now to become a jewellery collection which could stimulate people to empathize with their experience and embrace diversity.
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